Best Buy Canada Now Taking Pre Orders For TELUS BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Best Buy Canada Now Taking Pre Orders For TELUS BlackBerry Pearl 3G

While at Best Buy today I happened to notice they had the Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 3G on display with a "coming soon" note below it. As per normal while perusing devices in store, a representive approached me to ask if I needed any help so I asked about the BlackBerry Pearl 3G release dates knowing they were not solid at this point. The rep informed me that Best Buy was taking pre orders at...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.643 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.643 For The BlackBerry Tour 9630

Ahh, the BlackBerry Tour. We heard at WES that the Tour branding was no more, so it's great to see that new OS' are still being pushed out. Be it official or leaked, I'm sure Tour owners will enjoy it either way. As with all leaked OS, use caution when loading up. Be sure to back up your data folks. This one remains untested by us, so be sure to share your thoughts in the forums and comments...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Prior to WES 2010 we already knew we'd soon be seeing the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in white, but just to make it officially official Mike Lazaridis announced it during his keynote and showed it off on screen. Check out the video above to see the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in it's pearly white with grey and chrome accent color scheme. She's a beauty. If...

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WES 2010 BlackBerry Solution Showcase CrackBerry Tour with Mike Kirkup of RIM

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]WES 2010 is now over and the CrackBerry crew is back home recovering from a couple of crazy days. While the big news of the event has been covered on the site already -- BlackBerry 6, BlackBerry MVS, BlackBerry Pearl 3G and BlackBerry 9650 -- we still have a ton of WES posts coming your way over the next week. This year we kicked things up a notch and...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Adding Contacts to BlackBerry Messenger

  How do you add contacts to BlackBerry Messenger?online survey Last week's poll totally blew me away. I had talked with Kevin on it before it was posted, and we both agreed it would be close. I had no idea it would be a dead heat at 50/50 however. Out of over 15k votes, the results were split down the middle on using a 3rd party theme or not. Really interesting stuff...

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Verizon Offering Push-to-Talk "Free for Life" on the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Verizon Offering Push-to-Talk "Free for Life" on the BlackBerry Tour 9630

  Verizon's Push-to-Talk service has been active for a few weeks now, and perhaps as a sign of just how many Tour users haven't added the service, Verizon has sent out emails to Tour users letting them know they can get the service free for life. The email states that users need only add the PTT software and service to their device before June 30th and they will get to keep it free for the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 30th, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Mobile Bartender to be Won!

Hard to believe, but April has almost come to an end. It's been a busy one on the BlackBerry App scene. We've seen the official BlackBerry Twitter client from RIM, NFL Mobile App for Verizon, and a BMW Roadside Assistance app, just to name a few! Moving on as we do, this week we've got the following titles for you to learn about in the BlackBerry App Roundup: Giveaway of the Week: Mobile...

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IDC Q1 Report Is In - RIM/BlackBerry In Top 5 of All Handset Makers in the World

IDC has announced their Q! Mobile Phone Tracker report results, and Research In Motion is listed in the top 5 of all mobile handset makers in the world (not just smartphones). This is the first time that RIM has broken into the worldwide top 5, as their total shipments surpassed Motorola by nearly 2 million units. The Curve 8520 and Bold 9700 are the devices noted for bringing up RIM, and it...

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Stanley Cup Playoffs and your BlackBerry

Stanley Cup Playoffs and your BlackBerry

The playoffs are well underway and you can feel the Lower Mainland come alive with hockey fever. For me, it’s nice to see such a diverse community come together to cheer on our hockey team. Team colours worn by pedestrians, car flags go whizzing by, horns honking and drunken fans making fools of themselves; that is hockey! Are you sporting a playoff beard? I’m not and yes, I know, I’m bad for...

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Review: Phone Assistant by Pageonce for BlackBerry Smartphones

Review: Phone Assistant by Pageonce for BlackBerry Smartphones

I think everyone should have a personal assistant; even a personal assistant needs one sometimes. How many times do we watch a movie or TV show and see the typical boss/assistant conversation? You know, you’ve seen them conversing while hastily walking to a meeting or waiting cab- quick updates and instructions are traded and a caffeinated beverage is passed on. It’s awkward, it’s funny and...

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TeleNav and Verizon Partner Up To Offer Business Mobility Products To Enterprise Customers

TeleNav is a well known leader in the navigation industry, but few people know that they offer more than just maps and driving directions. TeleNav has been working hard to expand their portfolio by introducing applications such as OnMyWay to the consumer market. Now they have teamed up with Verizon to offer an enterprise solution for business customers. TeleNav Track is now available to...

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Encrypted Phone Calls on Your BlackBerry Smartphone with Cellcrypt

Encrypted Phone Calls on Your BlackBerry Smartphone with Cellcrypt

This week at WES 2010, Cellcrypt introduced secure mobile to mobile calling.  Cellcrypt offers BlackBerry users a fully secure private telephone conversation.  This product uses strong End-to-End encryption and is FIPS 140-2 US Government certified, which is the same security rating offered by the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This is an ideal solution for corporate business travelers or anyone...

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BlackBerry Podcasts App Now in Beta Zone

BlackBerry Podcasts App Now in Beta Zone

Yesterday some BlackBerry Beta Zone members received and email about the new BlackBerry Podcasts app that is now available for download. This one really flew in out of nowhere, but its great to see RIM dropping some apps that we haven't heard about into the Beta Zone. Reports are mixed so far, but it does look like the app has some potential down the road. There are a variety of options and...

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WES 2010 Super Podcast: CrackBerry, BGR and Phone Scoop Talk BlackBerry News and the Road Ahead!

Here it is CrackBerry readers, our WES 2010 Special Edition Podcast! We're making podcast history with this one as the CrackBerry team sat down with the Boy Genius, Andrew Munchbach and Michael Bettiol of BGR and Eric Zeman of Phone Scoop to talk all things BlackBerry. This is one podcast you will not want to miss. In 48 minutes we pretty much touch on all of the news coming out of WES...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup Car Edition: Win a BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone

This Week's BlackBerry Accessory Feature: BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone Most of us are always looking for ways to better our BlackBerry experience. A lot of times we do this through the purchasing of accessories, which help unleash the full power of our BlackBerrys in all aspects of our daily lives. One part of our daily routine that could use a nice accessory is driving. Most areas now...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Launches BlackBerry “Super Apps” Developer Challenge

A new swing has been added to the BlackBerry Partners fund developer challenge this year. Rather than just building apps, developers are now being challenged to build "super apps". The stakes this year are higher, the prizes are better and the challenge should be rather exciting by the DevCon 2010 rolls around. Read on for the full details on the years challenge. BlackBerry Partners Fund...

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WES 2010: Mike Lazaridis Keynote

During yesterday's General Session here at WES 2010, Mike Lazaridis gave a keynote where he talked Bold 9650, Pearl 3G, BlackBerry 6 and a whole bunch more. If you missed our live blog, you can check out the full video here. It is a bit long at over 20 minutes, but its packed with some goodies from RIM you won't want to miss. The highlight of course was the quick video of BlackBerry 6, but...

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The Wireless Leadership Awards Select the 2010 Winners

Each year Research In Motion collects entries for the Wireless leadership awards. These entries have to meet a criteria wherein they have been noted to have put innovation to work for them within the public, private and business sectors. This years winners have been announced, you can see the full press release after the jump. Press Release Award recipients show mobility at its best See...

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Poynt Updated To Include Support For Pearl 3G, Telmap, VZ Navigator 5.0

Here is a good showing of developers who were ready for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. Poynt, developed by Multiplied media has made available version 1.5.4.12 of their popular application. In addition to having both the 9100 and 9105 supported even before release, they have also integrated the use of Telmap and VZW Navigator 5.0. Other items addressed in the application include better battery life...

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